Charles 'would not seek to make political statement'

Clarence House has suggested Prince Charles' reported comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin were not intended to be made public.

We do not comment on private conversations. But we would like to stress that the Prince of Wales would not seek to make a public political statement during a private conversation.

– Clarence House

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Putin attacks Prince Charles over 'Hitler comments'

Russian president Vladimir Putin has described the Prince of Wales's reported comparison of him with Adolf Hitler as "unacceptable" and said such remarks were "not what monarchs do".